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A Korean family starts a farm in 1980s Arkansas.

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Lee Isaac Chung

Writer:

Lee Isaac Chung
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan S. Kim ... David (as Alan Kim)
Yeri Han ... Monica
Noel Cho ... Anne (as Noel Kate Cho)
Steven Yeun ... Jacob
Darryl Cox ... Mr. Harlan
Esther Moon ... Mrs. Oh
Ben Hall ... Dowsing Dan
Eric Starkey ... Randy Boomer
Will Patton ... Paul
Yuh-Jung Youn ... Soonja (as Yuh-jung Youn)
Jacob M Wade ... Johnnie (as Jacob Wade)
James Carroll ... Brother Roy
Jenny Phagan ... Bonnie
Tina Parker ... Debbie
Chloe Lee ... June

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Storyline

Yearning to own a small patch of land and be more than a chicken sexer, the ambitious paterfamilias, Jacob Yi, relocates his Korean-American family: sceptical wife, Monica, and their children, David and Anne, from California to 1980s rural Arkansas, to start afresh and capture the elusive American Dream. However, new beginnings are always challenging, and to find out what is best for the family, let alone start a 50-acre farm to grow and sell Korean fruits and vegetables, is easier said than done. But, amid sincere promises, cultural unease, fleeting hopes, and the ever-present threat of financial disaster, Jacob is convinced that he has found their own slice of Eden in the rich, dark soil of Arkansas. Can grandma Soon-ja's humble but resilient minari help the Yi family figure out their place in the world? Written by Nick Riganas

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and a rude gesture | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Steven Yeun's red hat was a gift from his mother when he was 17. See more »

Goofs

Modern cars are visible in one shot as the family drives through town. See more »

Quotes

Soonja: Minari is truly the best. It grows anywhere, like weeds. So anyone can pick and eat it. Rich or poor, anyone can enjoy it and be healthy. Minari can be put in kimchi, put in stew, put in soup. It can be medicine if you are sick. Minari is wonderful, wonderful!
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Rain Song
Written by Emile Mosseri and Stefanie Y. Hong
Performed by Emile Mosseri and Yeri Han
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Good Effort, Average Movie
23 March 2021 | by filmfan46See all my reviews

A Korean family of 4 moving to rural Arkansas to fulfil the wish of the stubborn father to becoming a farmer during the 80's. The film is beautifully made with good acting from most of the actors, young and old. I suppose there's only so much autobiographical story to tell about the farmer father and the struggling mother so the large portion of the film focuses on the two children and their visiting maternal grandmother. A well executed two hour family movie but failed to leave much impression to this viewer.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

12 February 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Minari See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$193,460, 14 February 2021

Gross USA:

$2,850,651

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,886,100
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Plan B Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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